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Cannabis: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL9533, tabled on 16 July 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have carried out any research into the number of potential beneficiaries of a relaxation of the current restrictions on the use of medicinal cannabis.

Answered on

25 July 2018

The Government has not commissioned research into the number of patients that might benefit from use of cannabis-based medicinal products.

The Government values the strong collaborative partnerships that we have across the European Union in the areas of science, research and innovation, and as part of exit negotiations is working to ensure that we have the best possible environment in which to support clinical trials and new medicines after we leave the EU. The Government will continue to monitor and share the emerging evidence on the therapeutic use of cannabis-based medicinal products.